Golf is a game for all, whatever your age, background, ability or disability. As well as having fun in the fresh air, playing golf helps you stay fit and look and feel well. Golf is a great game for all the family and can be played into your twilight years, so it’s never too late to start…
Playing golf can bring some impressive health and wellbeing benefits that can help you look and feel at your best. This increasingly popular sport combines, the core ingredients that doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing.
- Golf is fun – you will find it easier to make exercise enjoyable.
- It does not need to take all day, playing 9 holes will only take 2 hours.
- It keeps you fit – 18-hole game of golf uses at least 900 calories.
- Gets you outdoors – proven way to help improve your mood, stress levels and self-esteem.
- With plenty of time for conversation, golf is the perfect way to make new friends or grow closer bonds with people you already know.
Equipment can be supplied free of charge to get you going, so what are you waiting for!?
Lessons for Beginners
Beginner golf lessons are a perfect introduction to golf, and have been designed to explore all aspects of the game in a friendly and relaxed environment.
We will work towards building the confidence to play a round of golf, safe in the knowledge that the basic skills and understanding are in place.
Key areas will be covered including set-up, sound fundamentals of the swing, putting, chipping and bunker play to help you to understand the mechanics of the game, we also work on basic rules and etiquette, course management, card marking and handicaps.
Contact Marc McCracken on 01793 849999 or Theproshop@the-wiltshire.co.uk.
6 week Academy Membership £175
6 x 30 Min Golf lessons
1 × 3 hole lesson
6 x Rounds of golf on our 9 hole Garden course
6 x Range tokens
Getting a Handicap
New Handicaps – All initial handicaps will be issued in accordance with, CONGU® rules.
Having satisfied the requirements for membership of a Club, CONGU® requires that to get a handicap a player must submit cards from 54 holes of golf, marked by a person approved by the Club. The rounds must be played at that Club over a measured course and may consist of any mix of 9 hole or 18 hole cards, though the preference is for 3 x 18 hole scores. The Club will then adjust the returned scores, so that a lady never records more than 3 over par and a man never more than 2 over par on any individual hole. The cards are then assessed and the club allocates a CONGU® handicap based on the amount, the lowest score returned, exceeds the Standard Scratch Score of the course played (after taking into account other factors it considers relevant).
When the club considers it appropriate to the player’s ability, a lower CONGU® handicap than that indicated by the scores may be allocated; particularly where the player has previously held an approved handicap. In exceptional circumstances a club may allocate a higher handicap than indicated by the scores returned. Once the Club has allocated a CONGU® handicap to a player, it becomes the player’s Home Club for handicap purposes and it is responsible for administering and maintaining that CONGU® Handicap fully in accordance with the requirements of the System.
Although not specifically required by the System the Club may require the player to demonstrate knowledge of the Rules of Golf and the etiquette of the game before allocating a handicap.
Supplementary scores should be entered into the system by the player in addition to club competitions. This can be done by logging a supplementary score on the terminal in the bar, once you have identified the course and tees you are playing off. Once this is done, you need to enter your scores under that booked supplementary score. This is then added to your playing history.
I would like to remind you that under the Rules of Golf you are personally responsible for ensuring that you are not playing off a handicap higher than you are entitled to. If, for some reason, a score below your playing handicap in a Qualifying competition has not been reflected in your current handicap, you must make the appropriate adjustment yourself. If you are unsure how to do this, please ask me. This situation is most likely to arise if you have played in an Away competition. In these circumstances your score will normally have been notified to us via the CDH system however this cannot be guaranteed. It is your responsibility to inform me of your results in all Qualifying competitions that you play away from this Club.
If you have any questions relating to the above, the Men’s Handicap Secretary, Paul Dimond, will be happy to answer them.
To enter a competition you require an active handicap. Please refer to the “Getting a handicap” section to find out more about this.
All of the competitions that we play are advertised on the Competitions Notice Board in the corridor just outside the changing rooms. Our normal weekend Competitions are played from 0734 through to 1030.
When you see a Competition you want to play in, you will then enter using our Club v1 booking system. You can either use the system in the bar area or by booking on line through www.howdidido.com (you need to register with them before you can enter this way). Please ask for help in the Pro Shop if you’re not sure what to do. Simply select a slot that is available and put your name in.
Ladies enter all their competitions through the Pro Shop, please enquire there for more details.
Entry to Competitions is £4.00. We also have a 2’s club on the day which is an optional £1. Payment to our competitions are made on the day of the event in the Pro shop.
The drawn events are advertised as normal, however you put your name in the required time zone, and the draw will be made a week before the competition date. Payment is as above.
When you join the club, simply ask for the Competitions Secretary, Paul Vincent, who will help you in any way he can with regards to competitions.